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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #90 on: September 11, 2008, 05:39:59 PM »
Courtney, Eric - I am very sorry. That new pic shows that I was wrong - Melita's tiara is obviously different and the aqua-piece might indeed have been part of Grand Duchess Elisaweta's possessions. Thanks for clarifying that!

As for the diamond-wing-tiara: it was Ernst Ludwig's present to his fiancé and Melita left it behind when leaving Darmstadt in 1901. It was given to her daughter Princess Elisabeth and after the death of the little girl the Grand Duke removed the wings from the actual tiara and had them enworked in the gorgeous golden cover of the Family-bible (together with other gemstones formerly belonging to Melita). They are still there - above the large cross in the center of the bible.
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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #91 on: September 12, 2008, 01:46:45 AM »
wonderful tiaras if I may say so and great that they survived.
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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #92 on: September 12, 2008, 12:32:00 PM »
Thanks for the story of the wings. It is so sad. I also knew that Ernst sister VMH recieved a winged tiara at her marriage too. Maybe Ella got one as well ?

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #93 on: November 11, 2008, 04:33:35 PM »
Whose show was it that the tiara was displayed at?


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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #94 on: August 31, 2010, 07:50:58 AM »
Long time ago...

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #95 on: January 04, 2011, 05:55:24 PM »
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Aqua Marine of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna

 It is not known by whom the Grand Duchess received this set has, it could be, but a gift from her family, the Hessian Grand Dukes or directly from her brother. For it was this aquamarine set to her brother after she decided to enter the convent and dividing their jewelry

 The necklace of Faberge designed is a line of nine aquamarines in step cut, the holders have a Mille Grain boundary and include the context of di 1896-1903. Länge 355mm Length 355mm

 One bracelet, probably Faberge, it also worked to fit collar, like a line.  Here, six pillow-shaped aquamarines and diamond bezels of roses, the loops have a pointed end and remember almost on flowers, is evident, however, a more cohesive image for the aquamarine bracelet. - Elizabeth Fyodorovna Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna - Elizabeth Fyodorovna
his impressive set of aquamarines and diamonds were once owned by Grand Duchess Sergius. his impressive set of aquamarine and diamonds were once owned by Grand Duchess Sergius. Queen Marie of Roumania wrote about her aunt: Queen Marie of Roumania wrote about her aunt:
'She was quite newly married when her beauty burst upon me as a marvellous revelation. 'She was quite newly married her when beauty burst upon me as a marvelous revelation. Her loveliness was of what used to be called the 'angelic' kind. Her loveliness was of what used to be called the 'angelic' child. Her eyes, her lips, her smile, her hands, the way she looked at you, the way she talked, the way she moved, all was exquisite beyond words, it almost brought tears to your eyes' Her eyes, her lips, her smile, her hands, the way she looked at you, the way she talked, the way she moved, all was exquisite beyond words, it almost brought tears to your eyes'

It was only your earthly beauty they were able to do away with, but the memory of your charm, your goodness, your loveliness live with us for ever like a star in the night. It was only your earthly beauty they were able to do away with, but the memory of your charm, your goodness, your loveliness live with us for ever like a star in the night. I was but a child when I so worshipped you, but your face was a revelation; the picture I still have of it is one that no ugliness of life can ever efface. I was but a child when I so worshiped you, but your face was a revelation, I still have the picture of it is that no one can ever efface ugliness of life. Your end was tragic, abominable, not to be thought of, a blot on humanity, but you did exist _once_, and blood cannot wipe out the vision of you passing before me like a blessed apparition in your gown the colour of glaciers, color of aquamarine....' Your end was tragic, abominable, not to be thought of, a blot on humanity, but you did not exist _once_, and blood can not wipe out the vision of you passing before me like a blessed apparition in your gown the color of glaciers, color of aquamarine ....'

A tiara of garland and ribbon bow design millegrain-set throughout with rose and cushion-shaped diamonds and decorated with five pear-shaped aquamarines within rose diamond borders. A tiara of garland and ribbon bow design mille grain-set throughout with rose and cushion-shaped diamonds and decorated with five pear-shaped aquamarine diamond rose within borders.

The necklace , by Faberge , designed as a line of nine step-cut aquamarines within millegrain-set rose diamond borders connected by cushion-shaped and rose diamond ribbon bow motifs, workmaster August Wilhelm Holmström 1896-1903. The necklace, by Faberge, designed as a line of nine step-cut aquamarine within mille grain rose diamond-set borders connected by cushion-shaped diamond and pink ribbon bow motifs, WorkMaster August Wilhelm Holmström 1896-1903. 355mm long 355mm long

A bracelet , probably by Faberge , designed as a line of six cushion-shaped aquamarines and rose diamond quatrefoil motifs. A bracelet, probably by Faberge, designed as a line of six cushion-shaped aquamarine and rose diamond quatrefoil motifs. 175 mm long. 175 mm long.

A pair of aquamarine and diamond earrings , each set with a cushion-shaped diamond surmount. A pair of aquamarine and diamond earrings, each set with a cushion-shaped diamond surmount. It was in a later fitted case by Koch Ffm/Baden-Baden. It was fitted in a later case by Koch Ffm / Baden-Baden.

This extremely attractive parure has a highly important and interesting historical provenance, as the family states that these jewels had once belonged to the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia 1864-1918. This extremely attractive parure has a highly important and interesting historical provenance, as the family states that these jewels had once belonged to the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia 1864-1918.
Born Princess of Hesse, Elizabeth married Sergei Alexandrovitch, Grand Duke of Russia and son of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Born Princess of Hesse, Elizabeth married Sergei Alexandrovitch, Grand Duke of Russia and son of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Her younger sister Alexandra was to become the wife of Tsar Nicholas II. in 1894, a marriage which the Grand Duchess greatly encouraged. Her younger sister Alexandra was to become the wife of Tsar Nicholas II in 1894, a marriage Which the Grand Duchess greatly encouraged. The Grand Duchess was a stunning beauty and her husband showered her with jewels. The Grand Duchess was a stunning beauty and her husband showered her with jewels.

They resided at the magnificent Belosseilsky Belosievksy Palace in St. Petersburg which was purchased for them by the Crown in 1884, and when she entertained, it was said: she would go upstais in the middle of the ball to change into a new dress, even more beautiful than the last and an even richer set of jewels. They resided at the magnificent Belosseilsky Belosievksy Palace in St. Petersburg Which was purchased for them by the Crown in 1884, and when she entertained, it was said: she would go upstais in the middle of the ball to change into a new dress, even more beautiful than the last and even richer set of jewels to.

The aquamarine and diamond parure described above was given to her brother the Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt. The aquamarine and diamond parure Described above was given to her brother the Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt.
Subsequently the parure was inherited by the Grand Duke's younger son Prince Ludwig of Hesse, thereafter it was given to his first cousin twice removed Her Highness Princess Dorothea of Hesse, on the occasion of her wedding on the 1st April 1959. Subsequently the parure was inherited by the Grand Duke's younger son Prince Ludwig of Hesse, thereafter it was given to his first cousin twice removed Her Highness Princess Dorothea of Hesse, on the occasion of her wedding on the 1st April 1959.
She later sold the parure at auction through Sotheby's London on the 10th October 1996. She later sold at auction through the parure Sotheby's London on the 10th October 1996.

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #96 on: January 05, 2011, 10:44:08 AM »
Part of her dowry maybe. Since Ella also sold some jewels to pay for her convent.

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #97 on: January 05, 2011, 09:26:11 PM »
I had posted some of that information (from Ursula's site courtesy of google translate too  :) ) in 2008. Remarkably, that's only the previous page--you'd think this would be a more hopping thread! There is some discussion on it as well as some photos--one on that page and another a couple pages ahead. Hers IS the go-to site.  :)
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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #98 on: January 06, 2011, 08:49:45 AM »
It seems like the liking of Aquamarines runs in the family. I saw a aquamarine brooch in the W's niece artski catalogue that said to belong to Princess Henry of Prussia (Irene, sister of Ella). Ella's niece Princess Alice of Battenberg also got a nice parure of aquamarines as a wedding present that includes a tiara, necklace & brooch. Part of the tiara is dislodged and stones made up of the Countess of Wessex's new tiara.

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #99 on: January 06, 2011, 12:23:04 PM »
It seems like the liking of Aquamarines runs in the family. I saw a aquamarine brooch in the W's niece artski catalogue that said to belong to Princess Henry of Prussia (Irene, sister of Ella). Ella's niece Princess Alice of Battenberg also got a nice parure of aquamarines as a wedding present that includes a tiara, necklace & brooch. Part of the tiara is dislodged and stones made up of the Countess of Wessex's new tiara.
that Sophie W's tiara was made from Alice's tiara is pure speculation based on very flimsy evidence.This subject has been much talked about on other sites and the general consensus is that there are no connection.

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #100 on: January 06, 2011, 01:10:03 PM »
I agree that is speculation but some people believe it since the Royals did not seem to be big on Aquamarines. Princess Alice's parure appears to be the only possible source.

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #101 on: January 06, 2011, 02:32:47 PM »
I agree that is speculation but some people believe it since the Royals did not seem to be big on Aquamarines. Princess Alice's parure appears to be the only possible source.
Actually there are far more Aquamarines in the british royal family than you may think....and Alice had 3 daughters to share gems with after her jewelry was restored to her in 1946.Philip did well to recieve the all diamond tiara that made his bride her engagment ring and bracelet and the second meander tiara worn by Princess Anne.
The Queen mother owned a aquamarine tiara (and other pieces)bought for her by her husband and given to Princess Anne (who had it modified) in 1973.The Duchess of Kent owns a aquamarine tiara and the Queen owns the splendid aquamarine parure given to her by the people of Brazil the diadem of which has been altered 3 times and at one point she had a second smaller tiara of 5 aquamarines in diamonds.
Anyway this is not really the thread for this subject.

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #102 on: January 06, 2011, 05:21:48 PM »
You are quite correct, grandduchessella. I did read the entire thread with the discussion of GD Ella. Having accidently bypassing the link, my aim was to post a picture of her. I had a dreadfully difficult time posting the comments.  So sorry for all the repetition. You all have such lovely discussions that it might be best if I just read and be cautious with my posting.

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #103 on: January 07, 2011, 12:30:46 PM »
Agreed. I did not see a photo of the Queen Mother's arquamarine tiara (not in the Suzy Menkes or Leslie Field books) or the Duchess of Kent Aquamarine tiara. My statement is that the Hesses (Alicky, Ella and Irene) seem to like aquamarines very much.  ;)

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #104 on: January 07, 2011, 01:38:23 PM »
You are quite correct, grandduchessella. I did read the entire thread with the discussion of GD Ella. Having accidently bypassing the link, my aim was to post a picture of her. I had a dreadfully difficult time posting the comments.  So sorry for all the repetition. You all have such lovely discussions that it might be best if I just read and be cautious with my posting.

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I didn't mean to sound chastising. I hadn't realized until I went back that it was 2 years since I posted it and it was just the prior page. I would've thought more discussion would've happened. I think it has on her own thread, just not the jewelry one. (Also to plug Ursula's site since it's great!)

Re: Irene's aquamarine--they had  a photo of it in Majesty magazine once.

RE: Alice's aquamarines--weren't they a wedding gift from her aunt Ella?
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